Homer Opinion

  • As a life-long outdoors man and fisherman in Washington State, I have seen the West Coast sport and commercial salmon industry disappear in my lifetime. As a child, I thrilled to the seasonal news of “Columbia River hogs” and “Skagit River kings.” Today, my grandchildren know nothing of the ...

    Thu, 01/09/2014 - 11:37am
  • Finally the most politically, powerful seafood brokerage in the world has West Coast commercial, sport and personal use fishermen right where they want them, tearing at each others’ throats.  To deny any user group access to any river system under the guise of salmon protection or enhancement...

    Thu, 01/09/2014 - 11:35am
  • I have been fishing in Alaska now for over 18 years. My first trip was on the Kenai River. During this time I have seen the number of river “guides” increase exponentially year-over-year, to the point where you can now walk across the river on these boats. My last trip on the Kenai was six years...

    Thu, 01/09/2014 - 11:29am
  • Editor’s Note: As part of its 50th anniversary celebration, the Homer News has asked former “Newsies” to reminisce about their time at the newspaper and some of the top stories of the day. In the first such piece, Gary Williams, the fourth publisher of the Homer N...

    Tue, 12/31/2013 - 5:44pm
  • On behalf of Share the Spirit, I would like to thank everyone who so generously gave of their time, donated door prizes and food and attended the Annual Spaghetti Feed Dinner this year. To each and every one of you, we express our resounding gratitude for your support....

    Tue, 12/31/2013 - 5:41pm
  • It was good to see MarthaEllen Anderson’s recent letter to the editor, reminding us of Brother Asaiah. I miss him, as I’m sure all of us who were fortunate to know him do. I miss his letters to the editor and his wisdom and his kindness and his evenhandedness. I’m glad he gave us a park on Pio...

    Tue, 12/31/2013 - 5:41pm
  • Similar to collectible Olympic pins, this year’s Homer Winter Carnival fundraiser is based on “Collectible HWC Buttons.” Beginning this month, we hope to see “Button Baskets” by every cash register in town. Here’s how you can be part of it.   Anyone can “be a button” — it...

    Tue, 12/31/2013 - 5:40pm
  • We hate to write it, but you really can’t believe everything you read. Take the first edition of the resurrected Homer News on Jan. 7, 1964. The front page puts the year as 1963, but subsequent pages, where the date is handwritten, have the correct date. That means 2014 is our 50th anniversary. Th...

    Tue, 12/31/2013 - 5:37pm
  • The Friendship Center Adult Day Services staff thank our community of Homer and the surrounding area for a fantastic 2013 Christmas Craft Fair.  A special thank you to all the vendors for participating in our annual Christmas Craft Fair and providing all the wonderful, different and beautiful c...

    Thu, 12/26/2013 - 3:36pm
  • As a liaison for KPBSD’s Students in Transition Program, I am so impressed by the community’s outpouring of support. Many people have reached out this holiday season to offer assistance for the Students in Transition Program.  ...

    Thu, 12/26/2013 - 3:34pm

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